Let's Make Robots!

ArduSpider

I have seen this robot on the Arduino Forum and I find it so great and inspirational that I had to share it with you guys.

Here is Jose Julio's ArduSpider Build Log:

https://docs.google.com/document/d/19LsFuKmBgKtkqmkHkKizFh4S8bjGPOoUeJypeRv5PNY/edit?hl=es&pli=1#

 

Google releases Android robot libraries

While Apple says it is against App Store rules to try to use an iPhone as a robot controller, Google has released Android robot libraries.

Micro servo for robotics?

Have any of you tested this micro servo? It looks like it was designed for robotics, has mounting holes on the sides that usually are called top and bottom and has an opposite hole to the spline. So it should be easy to mount it on brackets and build a biped or an arm... Any thoughts?

http://www.unitedhobbies.com/UNITEDHOBBIES/store/uh_viewitem.asp?idproduct=7026

Remote control panel with video in Processing

I need to make a RC panel in Processing that will communicate with an Arduino robot through a xBee link. The robot will also have a wireless micro video camera, surveillance type, that will get received and fed through a USB video capture adapter. I need to display the video in the same panel. The panel will have buttons for commands and a text area to display sensor values.

I am new to Processing, can anyone point me in the right direction how to implement the requirements for this project?

Thanks!

Free online Arduino courses

I received word about some free online Arduino courses, perhaps there are people here that want to enroll.

http://creativelive.com/courses/arduino/

Urban RoverBot by MakerDino of SoR

This robot was made by MakerDino fellow member of SoR Forum. I loved the design so I wanted to share it with you guys.

 

Direct pin reading/writing instead of digitalRead and digitalWrite

Hi guys, I'm trying to make a bit bang serial connection through mega328 and Arduino seems to lack speed as the connection never happens. Here is the code, so you can better understand what I'm trying to do:

R-Dev-Ino

Intoroducing R-Dev-Ino

R-Dev-Ino is a Robotic Development Arduino compatible board, easily stackable. If you want to build a more complex robot, you need to modularize it. Instead of designing specific boards for each module, I have designed a multipurpose configurable board with a small prototyping area and an I2C connector made so the boards can be stackable side by side, one on top of the other like this:

Robotic Ants Farm

Well, Aniss1001 brought up in an other topic the idea of creating a swarm of robots. This reminded me of an idea I had 5 years ago, when I was in the States and building Lego Robots. Funny thing, a quick search on the net at that time revealed several similar projects. Also, my inexperience at that time with non Lego robots didn't let me put it in practice.

So, here's the idea:

Need help "translating" a C program to work in Arduino

I need an expert in C/C++ programming to help me translate a fairly complex piece of C code into Arduino specific code, perhaps even create a library. The original author of the code can't do it, but we have his permission to do it, as the code is released for hobby use only.

 The code is very interesting for many Arduino based robots, lots of people will benefit if we can make it work.

Please reply here or PM me if you're interested. Thanks.